An exceptional turnout to celebrate the 75th birthday of Seasiders legend Tony Green

The event in honor of former midfielder Tony Green at the Seasiders’ Bloomfield Road Stadium drew a crowd of fans as well as football greats such as Ian Callaghan, Bobby Moncur and Malcolm McDonald.

Green, who turned 75 on October 30, was signed for Pool by then-manager Stan Mortensen in 1967 for £ 13,500 from Albion Rovers’ Scottish side.

He then made 123 appearances, scored 13 goals and helped the club win the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1971, before joining Newcastle United in 1971 in a £ 150,000 partial swap deal involving Keith Dyson.

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Green was inducted into the Bloomfield Road Hall of Fame, when it was officially opened by former Pool teammate Jimmy Armfield in April 2006.

The tribute dinner, which former teammates unable to attend were invited to video messages, was hosted by Chris Hull, who was instrumental in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Mortensen’s birth earlier this year, to which Green was a special guest.

Chris, who interviewed Green about his career during the evening, said: “Tony is one of Blackpool’s greats and it was very fitting that we were celebrating such a milestone birthday. Blackpool and the football world made him proud.

A full house for the event

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